College Basketball Power Index

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The College Basketball Power Index (BPI) is a measure of team strength that is meant to be the best predictor of performance going forward. BPI represents how many points above or below average a team is. Strength of Record (SOR) is a measure of team accomplishment based on how difficult a team's W-L record is to achieve. Game predictions account for opponent strength, pace of play, site, travel distance, day's rest and altitude, and are used to simulate the season 10,000 times to produce season projections. Numbers update daily.

BPI Leader
Villanova
26-2
SOS Leader
Oklahoma
9-17
SOR Leader
Kansas
24-3
NCAAM RPI Leader
Baylor
22-5
RKTEAMCONFW-LBPI RKSOS RKSOR RKRPI RK
1VillanovaNOVABig East26-212523
2North CarolinaUNCACC23-521765
3West VirginiaWVUBig 1221-63452130
4GonzagaGONZWCC28-0410036
5LouisvilleLOUACC22-55644
6FloridaFLASEC22-561988
7VirginiaUVAACC18-8721914
8DukeDUKEACC22-5824712
9PurduePURBig Ten22-59572019
10KansasKUBig 1224-310312
11KentuckyUKSEC22-511431210
12UCLAUCLAPac-1224-312811122
13OregonOREPac-1224-41371187
14Saint Mary'sSMCWCC24-3141412424
15BaylorBAYBig 1222-515851
16WisconsinWISBig Ten21-516331026
17CincinnatiCINAmerican24-317861515
18Wichita StateWICHMVC25-4181653147
19Florida StateFSUACC21-619271411
20SMUSMUAmerican24-420782221
21Notre DameNDACC21-721141323
22ArizonaARIZPac-1225-3227599
23MichiganMICHBig Ten17-923474452
24CreightonCREIBig East21-524522318
25ButlerBUTBig East20-625151613

Glossary

  • BPI RK: Rank in the Basketball Power Index (BPI) among all Division I teams.
  • SOS RK: Strength of Schedule (SOS) rank among all Division I teams based on how a typical 25th ranked team would do against each team's schedule to date. SOS accounts for the game location, day's rest, travel distance, and high altitude in addition to opponent strength.
  • SOR RK: Rank of Strength of Record (SOR) among all Division I teams. SOR reflects the chance a typical 25th ranked team would have team's record or better, given the schedule on a 0 to 100 scale, where 100 is best.
  • RPI RK: Team's rank in official NCAA Ratings Percentage Index (RPI).

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